NOTICE PAPER NO. 1202
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 04 JULY 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Ms Tin Pei Ling
MP for Macpherson
Question No. 1879
To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the current supply of urgent respite care services meets the demand; and (b) whether the capacity can be increased.
Respite care services tap on the existing capacity of long-term care services, and providers activate places in response to demand. Providers are generally able to meet the demand for respite care, with the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) working with providers to prioritise clients with urgent care needs. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is reviewing the respite care landscape, including how to improve the availability and accessibility of respite options.